Dominant / average color

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Dominant / average color

Post by XnTriq » Sat May 01, 2010 10:00 am

Last weekend I had a chance to play with an older version of Directory Opus. This file manager comes with an internal “Picture Viewer”.
Directory Opus v6.2 Help (The Viewer Settings » Background color) wrote:This option lets you configure the background color of the Viewer. If you set this to Auto then Opus will pick a color automatically from the image.
Besides the background of the viewer and of slideshows, there are many other uses for an “auto color” feature in XnView:
  • Canvas resize
  • Custom rotate / De-skew
  • Clear
  • Add text
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  • BigHugeLabs.com: Color Palette Generator
    Choose or upload a photo and a color palette based on the colors in the photo will be generated automatically. Use it to help with art projects, website design, or even with decorating your home.
  • Color Hunter
    Color Hunter is a place to find and make color palettes created from images.
  • COLOURlovers: PHOTOCOPA — Your Photos as Color Palettes
    PHOTOCOPA helps you find color inspiration in photographs. Sampled colors and 6 great palette suggestions help you make a great photo inspired color palette.
  • Paul Burgess: Colorsuckr
    Create color schemes based on photos for use in your artwork & designs
  • Lloyd Dalton: colr.org
    Play with colors and color schemes!
  • Steven DeGraeve: Color Palette Generator
    Enter the URL of an image to get a color palette that matches the image. This is useful for coming up with a website color palette that matches a key image a client wants to work with.
  • Genopal: Pic2color
    Great color palettes inspired by pictures
  • IDimager Systems: Freeware Tools » Average Color Seeker
    Average Color Seeker is a utility that allows you to find the average color for a particular photo. This color can be used for several purposes like color cast corrections, framing, etc.
  • MailChimp: Pictaculous
    Generate a color palette from PNG, JPG or GIF image/photo. Receive color suggestions, download Photoshop swatches (.ACO)
  • Jeff Minard: Color Palette Generator
    Generate a color palette based on an image.
  • Jeremy Taylor: Color Palette FX
    Color Palette FX is a color tool for print and web design that creates color palettes from photos.
  • Veign: Whats Its Color
    Whats its color is an image-color processing utility that will evaluate an image and give you the image's primary and complementary dominant colors of an image, how many visually unique colors are in an image, and the top ten visually unique colors in an image.
  • wiseGEEK: How can I Find the Average Color of a Photograph?
    Many popular image-editing tools allow you to determine the average color of a small section of an image, but we couldn't find any that could calculate the average color of an entire photograph. Enter, the Average Color Tool.

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Re: Dominant / average color

Post by XnTriq » Mon May 03, 2010 5:00 pm

  • Nikon: The Story of Light and People
  • 24 ways
    • Photographic Palettes
      Dave Shea casts a critical eye over the process of choosing a colour palette — in particular, techniques for picking tones from a photograph. As Santa found one foggy Christmas eve, choice of colour can be absolutely critical to success.
  • Webdesigner Depot
  • IDimager Resource Repository
    • Sort By Average Color
      This script allows you to sort a collection based on their average color. The average color is a single color that is determined based on the overall appearence of the image.
    • Sort By Dominant Colo
      This script allows you to sort a collection based on their most dominant color. The dominant color is a single color that is determined based on the overall appearence of the image. It is the color that appears most prominently in the image.
  • ITB CompuPhase
    • Quick colour averaging
      Computing the middle colour between two colours is not difficult. Doing it fast requires a few tricks. Calculating the average colour is a requirement of some of the scaling and image re-sampling techniques that will be published in the near future (both on this site and in magazine articles).
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  • Andy Woodruff
  • DevNetwork Forums

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Re: Dominant / average color

Post by JohnFredC » Tue May 04, 2010 12:16 am

My goodness XnTriq!

Just looking at those marvelous lists is exhausting.

You are wearing me out!

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PS. but thanks!
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Re: Dominant / average color

Post by marsh » Mon May 10, 2010 11:32 am

I'm interested in its text possibilities: a selection in opposition to the average may make information prominent.
On occasion also, I make a DVD out of an image viewing session (for non-computer user) and any colour change might be welcomed.

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Re: Dominant / average color

Post by oops66 » Mon May 10, 2010 4:05 pm

Nice project, I'm interested too as option (even if that consumes more CPU usage so more energy - I know, it's bad :) )
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Re: Dominant / average color

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Re: Dominant / average color

Post by marsh » Sun Jul 31, 2011 9:52 pm

Hello W., it looks like the sample image in first post has been converted from animated gif to jpeg by website.

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Re: Dominant / average color

Post by XnTriq » Sun Jul 31, 2011 10:15 pm

marsh wrote:Hello W., it looks like the sample image in first post has been converted from animated gif to jpeg by website.
Hi B. :-)

The thumbnail is a JPEG with a .gif extension :?
The full image seems to be OK, though.
Does your web browser display the thumbnail inline?

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Re: Dominant / average color

Post by marsh » Mon Aug 01, 2011 2:59 am

That must be how I overlooked it, thanks. Indeed, web browser supports both kinds of images fine.

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